The Hotello is a portable living/working space designed by Antonio Scarponi in collaboration with visual artist Robert de Luca for the Swiss firm daskonzept. The 4 sqm trunk was conceived to temporarily inhabit the empty lofts of the contemporary city.
The trunk has wheels so it can be easily transported anywhere, and inside are all the elements needed to work and rest. The portable office/hotel room packed into the trunk consists of a metal structure that supports a translucent, sound absorbant curtain.
Hotello can be combined and aggregated in different configurations, to feature a bed, workspace, stool, and storage. The flexible room can be placed in just about any empty space.
Hotello will be presented at the Fuori Salone 2013 in Milano at the Fabbrica del Vapore from April 9th-14th. The exhibition space is due to be transformed into an open work environment, which visitors will be welcome to use. Click through to see images of the portable room packed into a trunk: